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deadline still fast approaching, the big question, will we see any progress so the u.s. will not default on its bills? nbc's mike vick kwer are at the white house. >> reporter: raising interest rates, people not getting checks, veterans affairs, in the course of each and every month. that's what's at stake here, the government would have to start to prioritize and major credit agencies are already talking about downgrading treasury bonds and the wisdom of investing in those. today, more dualing back and forth, the president in his weekly address, orrin hatch speaking for republicans, here's what they had to say about the state of play. >> i don't think oil companies should get tax breaks when they're getting tens of millions of profits. i don't think hedge fund managers should make more in bonuses than their secretaries salary. >> it was a crime of the president to submit and for congress to pass -- the only reason that congressional democrats would refuse to pass it because they know that the people of this country would rise up and quickly ratify it. >> there you see orrin hatch from u
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
.s. and around the world asking what one big. i'm harris falkner, this is the fox report. where will she resurface? after a verdict that sprung her from jail prompted this backlash. in minutes, the elaborate message to make casey anthony disappear from public view. plus, the terrifying home invasion at this u.s. congressman's house, that leaves him face-to-face with an armed intruder. and that's it, construction triggering carmageddon along the 405 in southern california finishing hours ahead of schedule, but way too late for this driver. the details behind this high speed chase that hit almost every other major l.a. highway. first, casey anthony, out there somewhere tonight, living her life. right now, no word of where or how. >> we hate you!. >> harris: protesters among those who gathered outside the orlando jail when the florida acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter caylee was set free. casey left jail this morning, her attorney, jose baez at her side. warrening a pink t-shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, said quietly thank you to a deputy sheriff and two armed with rifles. wi
shutdown in minnesota. >> that's the part -- no beer. >> big problem. a lot of beer that won't be on the shelves. >>> the president's right-hand man on jobs. jeffrey immelt talks about how they plan to get america working again unchlgth fire under fire. >> gunfire all around us. we are rushing out of this area. with dha and essential nutrients also found in mother's milk. purina puppy chow. right now, go to priceline for a sneak peek at recent winning and better than ever! hotel bids to find where you n save up to 60% on hotels. * we'll even email you other people's winning bids, so you'll know what price to name. *á with new hotel bid alerts, from priceline. >>> welcome backing to "american morning." all enemies of india possible suspect this morning after three bomb blasts rocked the country's largest city during rush hour yesterday. 18 people were killed. that's down from 21. and now yesterday, 131 are wounded. officials say these attacks were coordinated by terrorists. but there have been no arrests. india is denying that they were -- missed any warning signs. >> the fac
. they do, however, believe she's no longer in central florida. when she left the jail, you saw the big crowds there. there were people yelling "killer" in that crowd as she got into the suv and left. there is a great deal of emotion still unresolved around this case. we saw a lot of people getting together who were doing something peaceful with those emotions over the weekend. they went to the site where caylee anthony's body was discovered and held a march from that site to the anthony home. all to remember the child whose death started all of this. it was a very solemn occasion. a lot of people walking in the street. at one point it was reported there were cars lined up on the road about a half mile long of people just parking on the roadside going into those woods where her body was discovered to go to that spot and remember that little girl. again, a great deal of emotion. people trying to process all of this on their own. but casey anthony at the moment is still staying out of the public eye even though she has a lot of legal entanglements she will still have to address in the mon
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
are as far apart as ever on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. the president makes one last big push to get a deal done, but what happens to your bottom line if there is no deal? the effects are very real. >>> countdown. one of the most controversial figures in american life right now is just hours away from walking out of jail after being acquitted of murdering her toddler. what will casey anthony do now? can she go home? will she sell her story for a million dollars? we've got a live report. ♪ it's the end of the world as we know it ♪ >>> and carmageddon. los angeles is brought to a standstill as the busiest freeway in america is shut down overnight. millions of residents are now hunkered down in their homes refusing to go out. there are fears of gridlock, chaos and anarchy. really? ♪ light a candle >>> this carmageddon thing has the potential to be a huge mess, but we are also watching something truly extraordinary this morning. one of the most feared figures in the media world in full damage control. rupert murdoch, owner of fox news and "the wall street journal" here in the u.s.
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're going to start with the big event in washington growing more desperate as the august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches. the key question will we see any progress this weekend. this as president obama warns that failure to take action could lead to serious financial fallout. >> we don't need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs. the constitution already tells us to do our jobs. we don't need more studies. we don't need more a balanced budget amendment. we simply need to make these tough choices and be willing to take on our bases. >> the republicans say they have a new long-term fix. a new amendment to the u.s. constitution. let's go straight to aaron mcpike. an issue of what is at stake today. a reporter with real clear pricks. what is this budget amendment? before we get to that, i want to show people what is at stake in terms of the numbers. $23 billion in social security payments. that's a payment that's on the united states' credit card bill. $87 billion that's another number that's being watched. august 15th also will come due $30 billion in interest paym
that are somber and serious, it's celebratory, one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. we became u.s. citizens 25 years ago today on july 4th. >> to me it's a holiday, to you it's really meaningful. >> we'll have barbecues and hamburgers. we know it's hot out there. look at the deep red. blazing temperatures across the south and west today. we could see new records. it's going to continue well into the fourth. more coming up in the show. >>> cleanup crews racing to contain an oil spril not far from one of the nation's premier national parks, when a pipeline running over the yellowstone river ruptured. >>> and some monkey business to get to this morning. a baboon on the loose, escaping from an amusement park and going on a great adventure around new jersey for a couple of days. the baboon is fine, just tranquilized there. we'll get into his harrowing story coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. six weeks and more than 80 witnesses later, that murder trial is finally wrapping up. abc's yunji de nies is in
reform. it is quite a big undertaking considering there isn't a lot of time left but certainly some movement that we have seen since yesterday, guy. >> any specifics? i think important people who are listening to the process of what's happening in washington, what this means for people over a longer period of time is fewer services and smaller government and maybe higher taxes or higher cost of living your life as the services go away. i mean, all of these have amazing and long lasting ramifications for how we live our lives. my specifics? >> huge long -- no. honestly in terms of the specific, i mean, we can talk generally about where the cuts would come from, entitlements, defense spending, you can see how that would affect different people and the nation as a whole. specifics, no, i think we are going to be getting, obviously, more details on that to come. let's just take a look at some of the things that some of the folks who are coming here to the white house are going to demand because, remember, president obama is hosting eight members of congress, top two democrats and top tw
. that's well to the north. so we have this big area of high pressure in place. that's acting like a heat pump. so looking at high temperatures today, in the 90s for denver. 96 degree. triple digits in phoenix as well as dallas. looks like the heat wave will remain with us for several days to come. so for the fourth of july, yeah, it's going to be hot and the firecrackers. 80s and low 90s across a good chunk of the nation. more of your forecast coming up. >>> and the weather is a major factor in the battle against the devastating wildfires in new mexico including the one threatening the los alamos nuclear lab. >> reporter: as firefighters try to keep the flames at bay with control burn, the runaway fire continues to consume trees and brush in the rugged mountains above the town of los alamos. the fire has now blackened more than 113,000 acres but it's moving away from town and the nuclear laboratory. good news according to the fire chief, but not enough. >> kind of between a rock and hard place, because we're trying to repopulate but we don't want to put people in danger. >> reporter: los
. the reason why this is such a big issue here in egypt, fredricka, is because mubarak is due to stand trial on august 3rd for atrocities allegedly committed during his reign here of almost 30 years in power. and, of course, during the revolution that started on january 25th and that eventually led to him being ousted. so a lot of people are watching very, very closely as to how his health is going. there's been some issues in the past where he felt unwell during interrogations and also apparently his heart stopped a couple of days ago. he had to be resuscitated. this all is very, very big news to egyptians. of course to people around the world. because he's such an important figure, fredricka. >> fred, those legal proceedings are to happen in a matter of weeks. might it be delayed as a result of his health matters? >> reporter: well, that's, of course, the big question. that's, of course, one of the things people who are now protesting here in cairo and the demonstrations have been ramped up over this past week with people refusing to leave once again, putting pressure on the government her
to an end. it's just a big project, a $1 billion project that wraps up hopefully if things go as scheduled monday morning. right now, what you're looking at are construction crews hard at work behind me. they're demolishing a portion of this bridge. when i say busy, this artery is busy, 500,000 cars pass through it each day. millions hit this freeway each week. it's a big deal. so far we've gotten a really interesting update i'll tell you about in a sec. i saw cnn take the pictures live a short time ago. hopefully you turned it around for us. it was pretty cool stuff. knocking off chunks and chunks of those cement blocks at the top there, really, really hard work, a big, big project to tackle. but it seems that things are ahead of schedule. they're tearing down just a portion of that bridge. the update we have, we checked in with los angeles police as well as california transportation officials, things look really well on the roadways, the surface streets. traffic across the city is still relatively like. they don't know what the rest of the day or the weekend will bring. but if things mov
. the scandal now spanning across the atlantic and claiming its first big victim on this "american morning." >>> and good morning. welcome, everybody. it is friday, july 15th. i'm soledad o'brien. you are watching snoonk kiran is off, christine is off, welcome soledad. good to see you. >> thank you. we have a lot to do today. let's get right to it. serious new pressure on rupert murdock and his global media empire. the justice department says it's now investigating the claims that one of its tabloids tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones. a report in another british tabloid, "the mirror" quoting a source who says "news of the world," the newspaper which folded under the pressure of the hacking scandal, hired an investigator to try to tap the phones. now lawmakers, law enforcement, and 9/11 families are all demanding the truth. >> susan candiotti following the latest for us on this and breaking, one casualty of the news international, rebekah brooks has resigned. >> the question is, does this mean that the walls are crumbling at news corp. it's too early to say, bulls this is a crack in the wa
name kidnap her. that was a big fat lie. warm welcome for soldiers returning home from war. more than 50 national guard troops returned to cedar rapids, iowa, after spending a year in afghanistan. about 2800 men and women will return home to the area in the next few days. this is the largest deployment that the state has seen since world war ii. and those are your headlines. >> let's talk about what's going on. couple of days ago, we heard the president of the united states say don't call my bluff, eric cantor and i'll take my case directly to the american people. today, the president is going to take his case to the american people. he has a press conference this morning at 11:00 a.m. >> we'll see what he says again. there's no talks today, folks. they've been doing them every day this week. there was a rumor maybe they'd go to camp david this weekend but not sure if that's going to happen. no talks today. >> fascinating to see after an hour and 19 minutes yesterday that eric cantor did not say a word today, yesterday, and on thursday. now the president for the second time this week
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. >>> plus, a warning to parents. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. kristen, good morning. >> good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt limit. when a reporter asked if a deal co
, the policeman gets to his feet right there. that big protective suit did its job. he had only minor injuries. police say the bomb in the car was detonated by someone who was probably near the scene watching that. >>> now to the philippines where a political argument got physical very physical, right in front of television cameras. take a look. >> that furious fighting woman is the mayor. the target of her anger is the court sheriff. she lashed out after he reportedly ignored her order to postpone the demolition of a shanty town until she arrived. she has since apologized and the incident is now under investigation. >>> on to london now, a new wimbledon men's champ celebrating on center court with that one right there. novak joke o vick beating rafael nadal. he came into the tournament as the second seed. he almost liked surprised there. he lost just one match all year long. >>> on to canada now, it's day four of prince william and his wife katherine's first official visit as a married couple. the royals attended a prayer service with the crew of a canadian ship, some anti- monarchy protester
news. >>> and back to our other big story tonight, the punishing heat that continues to grip our region. here we are after 10:00 tonight live in d.c. and it's 90 degrees outside, feels like 99 degrees, but it's a bit cooler than it was this afternoon. get this. dulles registered the hottest temperature ever on record today, 105 degrees and in the district at times it felt like 120 degrees. sue palka with us now. is it ever going to stop? >> it's hard to almost put into words what we've been through and what i'm noticing is people that have lived in d.c. all their lives, we don't remember anything like this, widespread heat indexes of 115 to 120. the 120 we hit in d.c. which is what it feels like, that combination of heat and humidity, we don't it really keep records on that, but one of the guys at the weather service did a calculation and says you have to go back to july 16th, 1980, to find a day more humid than today. so if it feels like it's been decades, folks, it has. we hope it will be decades before we do it again, shawn. we had a few cooling thunderstorm earlier today and that he
's casey anthony released shortly after midnight. last night -- night before last. the big question now is where did she go? >> right, where is she? >> where did she go? we know that after the courthouse right there, they went in a series of cars over to a parking garage where her attorney was. next thing you know, we don't know. >> possibly the old switch-a-roo there. >> she's facing the possibility of some lawsuits so she can't completely disappear so we may see her popping up again. right now, we don't know where she is and that's incredible really when you think about the amount of attention that this has gotten and that everyone knows what she looks like. >> it was amazing. had to go through some precautions. for a woman without a budget, it's amazing the amount of money we were spending on her, her safetyher future for now anyway or maybe somebody is keeping a tab because she probably will be coming into some money soon. they called up her parents and said do us a favor, show up at the hotel, excuse me, at the prison, and go -- and be a good decoy for the press who are going t
to do with what folks were just saying. you've got a big heart, and you share it with people, and nobody knows how to connect better than you do, and so we are just blessed and grateful to have you in our lives. >> thank you. thank you, mr. president. thank you, mrs. obama. >> thank you. oprah: thank you, everybody. see you tomorrow. that was great. thank you. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioning by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] too many nights alone at the spacebar. will l le ever find me? ♪ ♪ oh yes! ♪ what about love?! ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer attracts dust. swiffer 360 dusters gets in hard to reach places. it picks up two times more dust thth a feather duster using thousands of fluffy fibers to lock dust away. you're just my type! [ laughs ] [ female announcer ] swiffer gives cleaning a whole new meaning. ♪ stars at night are big and bright ♪ ♪ deep ininhe heart of texas ♪ >> we heard that song on the way in. >> you've got cowboy boots on too, you can't see them, heels this big. >> trust us, that song actually
events. >> i was in the house and just heard the big explosion. >> when tyrone butler came outside -- >> there was a van, a van. that van was just into a bus and that guy was laying out there. >> the driver of this mercedes caused a three-car accident but police say it started on the 2000 block of liberty avenue. someone shot a man multiple times then took off in the victim's car. police spotted the mercedes then police put out a description of the call. >> we got a call saying that white mercedes had crashed and struck two vehicles, ejecting one man out of his vehicle, a van that was moving. >> the man was rushed to the hospital. he is expected to survive. >> at least two people ran out of the mercedes and tried to ran away. >> police found him in the yard not too far from where we're standing. his leg was broken. >> one suspect was hiding behind a house up against trash next to the porch. so we believe there's one more suspect out there. >> the search continues for that suspect and the charges are pending for the man in custody. >> the suspect in police custody is being treated f
. the president came out and said republicans, you have to do a big deal and by the way, if you are thinking about an interim plan, forget it, i'm not going to do it. >> i found it interesting because he basically said both sides had to get used to some sacrifice. brian, you and i had the debate yesterday on radio whether or not he would have that particular tone. but that's what he said. i found it interesting he said we should attack this right now, although a month ago he wasn't even involved in these talks. you have to ask him why the sudden urgency now. the other question is is that august 2nd deadline, could tim geithner just push that date a little bit more down the road or is that hard and firm? >> well, here is the -- >> it's not going to get easier, it's going to get harder. we might as well do it now. pull off the bandaid, eat our peas. now is the time to do it. if not now, when? i'm prepared to take on significant heat from my party to get something done. and i expect the other side should be willing to do the same thing if they mean what they say. >> it's amazing. yesterday the presid
at u.s. 101, a tow truck is on the scene. a big rig lost its load, turns out that was a mobile home, one lane is squeaking by. this is a bad spot. give yourself extra time or take 280 as an alternate. laura, back to you. >> thanks for the update. for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area morning news on facebook. a local news update coming up for you in about a half hour. >>> 7:30 on this thursday morning, july 7, 2011. that was casey anthony's reaction in an orlando courtroom about an hour ago, as a judge sentenced her to four years in prison for lying to investigators, but with time served, and good behavior, she could be released in a matter of weeks, possibly even sooner. >>> i'm ann curry alongside david gregory, who's in for matt this morning. just ahead we'll have more on the sentencing. >> right. one of the big questions, will she cash in our her fame once a free woman? is she planning on having a baby? what surprising letters reveal. >>> also ahead, new details about a big scandal that's rocking england. a popular tabloid newspaper is accused of hacking
with the president at the white house tomorrow. here's the president today. >> we agree on system of the big things. we agreed that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to feet get our fiscal house in order. to do that, both sides have to step outside of their con fort zones to make political sacrifices. and we agree we simply cannot afford to default on the national obligations for the first time in our history. >> joining me now is white house correspondent mike have a caro. good morning to you. >> good morning, alex. >> are there enough of the similarities done to get the deal done this weekend? >> reporter: well, that's a great question. and a lot of people are drawing lines in the sand. over the past several weeks as we have led up to this very crucial, this critical weekend, alec, it appears there's really very little wiggle room. but we shall see. what's on the table is something of historic proportion. $4 trillion in spending cuts over ten years, over 12 years, that's one of the things being ironed out. of course, you know the story here. $14.3 trillion, that's the u.s. na
, waiting outside the jail as they ducked away into a waiting suv. the big question is where is casey anthony hiding. live at orlando,s from where caylee's remains were found. walk us through the release last night. >> reporter: i want to share brand-new information coming into fox news channel from our producer on the ground, one of many that have been working this case. kathleen rochelle. she got off the phone with mark lipman, the attorney that represents george and cindy anthony, they told -- their attorney said basically jose baez and texted them she was safe but they were at home watching the release on television. a relief that happened like clockwork at 11 past midnight according to the clock on the wall at orange county jail. take a look at the video. company anthony wearing a pink polo shirt. she was given $500 in cash, money that remained in her inmate account. a lost which donations from the public that poured in while she was incarcerated. three selected journalists captured the moment the world wanted to see, a moment that lasted a little more than ten seconds. listen. >
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
dramatic world cup finals, ever. japan's big win, now, giving that nation new hope. >>> and super dog. crime fighter caught on camera. how he took a bite out of crime. he's here live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. seeing poco, i have a craving for taco bell. george is off today. josh is right here by my side. oh, that game. >> this close. this close, twice. of course, the u.s. women falling in stunning fashion to japan in the world cup final yesterday and we saw the agony of defeat. but we have to remember, we have seen the thrill of victory, twice before. i think something that occurred to me yesterday, what we saw yesterday was the thrill of defeat. if you could watch that game yesterday and go back to the ticket booth and say i want my money back, that wasn't enough for me, you got a very high bar for drama and excitement and entertainment >> debra roberts is there. we'll have a live report from her in just a little moment. >>> thankfully the temperatures aren't as bad there as they are here. >>> off the florida coast, take a look at what's forming this morning. tropical
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
of the nature's most majestic creatures make their way to the big apple. >> rick: we begin with the debt crisis in our nation's capitol. negotiations on hold between president obama and congressional lawmakers today. instead, both sides taking to the air waves making their cases directly to the american people. as an important august 2 deadline fast approaches, molly henneberg is live from washington. hi, molly. so the president is pushing more of his you give a little, i give a little message today. what can you tell us? >> hi, rick. always nice to see you two. republicans are not really buying it, but the president said in his weekly radio address today that since he's willing to include cuts or, quote, reforms, to entitlement programs like social security and medicare, as part of a debt negotiation, which he says doesn't, quote, make folks in my party too happy, then he believes the gop should go along with certain tax hikes. the president is appealing to americans today to back his plan of what he calls shared sacrifice. >> we have to ask everyone to play their part because we are all part
speaker john boehner today. not going for a big huge deal now. this is part of what chuck schumer had to say -- >> shannon: your response? >> i suspect that is more of the grand politics that you hear playing out there. because it was never put on the table. the kind of reform that john boehner has been asking for, the kind of reform i'm talking about. what was put on the table was again, tax hikes on the wealthy. so that we can do less spending reduction. we've got to get out of that paradigm. we've got to get out of the politics. some of the politics poll really well. one of the problem we're having now is pollsters are at full employment. and politicians are following what they are telling them. it's telling them on the one hand don't put social security or medicare on the table. don't talk about those things. on the other hand, just talk about taxing the rich. you will be fine. but that doesn't help us get to a solution. >> shannon: we certainly hope that you find one. we know you are busy not only with the gang of six or five or whatever it currently stands to be but with everyth
with fake documents to get real passports and then come to the u.s. and a big part of the problem is that countries aren't sharing information with each other. part of this government accountability office report says "even when countries have terrorist screening information, they may not have reciprocal relationships to share such information or other traveler information such as passenger airline lists with other countries to limit the ability of preventing travel of known or suspected terrorists." even though a passport can't kill someone, it can help a bad guy get in position to do some serious damage. >> travel documents are the same as weapons to terrorists. they can't carry out their plots without them. with our partners, and again, some of that is out of our control. we're closer to a c. >> and this gao report deals heavily with the breakdown, basically in communication with other countries. here at home, though, we are not perfect because since november 2001, just a few weeks after 9/11, there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports. that's about seven a day a
at serious storms and big part of the reason for those storms, very warm air with cooler air further off to the north. across north dakota we are looking for a tornado warning that we want to tell you about for northwestern barnes county. they are producing rotation currently on the ground. you should take are the seriously and please shelter. this tornado is in effect until 45 past the hour. tiem temperatures, rapid city, 97. and right now 98.degrees in dallas. factor in the humidity and it feels like a lot hotter. look at minneapolis when you are outside, 107 degrees. that is dangerous stuff. make sure you are drinking a lot of water and try to stay out of direct sunlight. because of how hot it is, there are heat warnings and heat advisories across portions of northern plains down to the southern plains. even the city of dallas, texas heat advisory and some areas could feel like 115 degrees. that could be a very high heat index because the sunshine and hot temperatures achbdz lot of humidity in place. conditions are generally stay dry across the central plains but areas across the nort
which is why no congress has ever, ever failed to raise the debt ceiling. it's why the big names on the left and the right from paul krugman to alan greenspan say missing the deadline would be suicidal. tonight house minority leader eric cantor who was against -- said he might be willing to talk about closing some tax loopholes. he and the rest of the democratic leadership and their counterparts to meet with president obama at the white house. "washington post" just now moving a story reporting on a possible big concession the president might put on the table. the post reporting he will for the first time offer up significant savings in social security. the newspaper sourcing it to people in both parties with knowledge of the president's proposal. in any case, today mr. obama called on both sides to get moving. >> congress has a responsibility to make sure we pay our bills. we've always paid them in the past. the notion that the u.s. is going to default on its debt is just irresponsible. and my expectation is that over the next week to two weeks, that congress working with the wh
. claire shipman, abc news, washington. >> boy. money's the big one. >> always. >> that's the main cause of divorces, financial arguments, couples can't agree on a budget, that sort of thing. >> that's like the idea you've been married awhile, you still are individual enough to say, i like to do my summers here, i like to do my thing over here. we're still together but we're separate peoplpl think that's an important lesson. >> i can see how that would work for some couples but not other couples like if you have twins. >> oh! i look like grady from "sanford and son," you look like sophia from "the golden girls." >> turns out i do not age well. >> oh, man. i love our graphics. that was good. >> all right. >> bea arthur. >>> she divorced tiger woods, dated somebody new, and discovered quite a surprise. can this girl catch a break? >>> a very well known former anchor of this show is putting some extra skin in today's "skinny." stay with us.rlrlrlrlrlrlrlrlrll ♪ skinny so skinny >>> sounding good there. >> thank you, thank you. >> time for "the skinny" on this wednesday morning. we're star
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